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Tillerson reiterates Trump's North Korea stance as Bannon revelation casts doubt Tillerson reiterates Trump's North Korea stance as Bannon revelation casts doubt
- August 20, 2017

But fears of conflict remain as the US and South Korea next week begin military drills that the North views as preparation for invasion, and as Washington seeks to stop the North's progress toward having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the continental United States. (more...)
Why the US total solar eclipse is so special Why the US total solar eclipse is so special
- August 20, 2017

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the USA mainland was on February 26, 1979. Those interested in the phenomenon will not get another chance to see an eclipse until April 8, 2024. You can look indirectly with a pinhole projector that you can make yourself. "We are sold out across the country and we have 400-plus stores", she said. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey Dissipates Saturday night, but could redevelop later this week Tropical Storm Harvey Dissipates Saturday night, but could redevelop later this week
- August 20, 2017

In the tropics Harvey has weakened to a tropical depression as it has run into some northerly shear cutting into the storm and breaking up the center of circulation. Conditions are expected to be unfavorable for this system to organized in the next couple of days, but they could become slightly more conducive by midweek when the system nears the northwestern Bahamas or Florida. (more...)
NAB summons Ishaq Dar again on Tuesday for probe into his assets NAB summons Ishaq Dar again on Tuesday for probe into his assets
- August 20, 2017

According to media reports, it is highly unlikely that Sharifs will appear before NAB. This is Nawaz Sharif's first visit to London after his disqualification as the prime minister by the Supreme Court after months of hearings Panama Papers cases against Sharif family . (more...)
Philippines Church head urges government to 'stop wasting lives' in drug killings Philippines Church head urges government to 'stop wasting lives' in drug killings
- August 20, 2017

The highest-ranking Church official said in a statement , read at all Sunday masses across the predominately Catholic country, that those behind the deaths should stop wasting human lives . "Maybe we can reduce what ails this country", he added. Police justified its actions by arguing that the killed suspects were notorious criminals who preferred to fight to the death rather than get captured, leaving the officers with no choice but to shoot and kill. (more...)
Kotalipara bomb recovery: 10 get death for attempting to kill Hasina Kotalipara bomb recovery: 10 get death for attempting to kill Hasina
- August 20, 2017

On Jul 20 of 2000, police found two 76-kilogram bombs in a school field at the district's Kotalipara Upazila where Hasina, on her first term as prime minister, was scheduled to address an election campaign rally. "The bomb was planted in an attempt to kill Sheikh Hasina , high-ranking leaders of the (ruling) Awami League party and dignitaries", Badol said. Hannan, who wanted to establish Islam Sharia law in place of the British-origin common law, confessed that he was the mastermind in the ... (more...)
Democrats Look To Censure Trump After Charlottesville Democrats Look To Censure Trump After Charlottesville
- August 20, 2017

Following his press conference on Tuesday where he actually chose to defend white supremacists and neo-Nazis following the horrifying violence in Charlottesville, he's proving just how ignorant he is with a new Twitter rant! One woman was killed when a vehicle was driven into a crowd of the counterprotesters, and two Virginia state troopers died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the protests. (more...)
Grand Rapids Public Library handing out solar eclipse glasses Grand Rapids Public Library handing out solar eclipse glasses
- August 20, 2017

On Aug. 21, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will travel coast-to-coast across the United States. In Canada, we will see a partial solar eclipse since we're too far from the path of totality (the path where the sun will be completely covered by the moon). (more...)
Trump bullies Lindsey Graham for not backing his Charlottesville excuses Trump bullies Lindsey Graham for not backing his Charlottesville excuses
- August 20, 2017

South Carolina's Graham, a frequent critic of the President who unsuccessfully ran against him in the 2016 presidential primaries, warned Wednesday that Trump's rhetoric is "dividing Americans" following comments the President made casting some blame on what he called "alt-left" counterprotesters who rallied in the Virginia city over the weekend. (more...)
Trump drops plan for council to help fix American roads
- August 20, 2017

Chief executives of chipmaker Intel, pharmaceutical group Merck and sportswear company Under Armour were among those that resigned from a manufacturing panel after Trump belatedly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis who rallied in protest of a removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert Lee. (more...)
Dancing In The Dark: 30+ Songs To Enjoy During The Solar Eclipse Dancing In The Dark: 30+ Songs To Enjoy During The Solar Eclipse
- August 20, 2017

This unique map shows the path of the moon's umbral shadow - in which the sun will be completely obscured by the moon - during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, as well as the fraction of the sun's area covered by the moon outside the path of totality. (more...)
Remembering Victims of Barcelona Attacks Remembering Victims of Barcelona Attacks
- August 20, 2017

Cardinal Joan Josep Omella welcomed families of the victims, as well as Spain's royals, the country's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top government officials, to the city's iconic Sagrada Familia basilica. At a press conference on Saturday Spanish interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said five members from the "terrorist cell from Barcelona " were shot dead, four were in custody and as many as two were killed in an explosion. (more...)
Charlottesville mayor calls for quick removal of statue that sparked protests Charlottesville mayor calls for quick removal of statue that sparked protests
- August 20, 2017

Heyer". The backlash over Trump's failure to unequivocally condemn racism and white supremacy, culminated in the dissolution of two key business advisory panels and an avalanche of condemnation from across the political spectrum. Trump described Graham's comments on Twitter as "a disgusting lie". "The race-identity politics of the left wants to say it's all racist", Bannon said. (more...)
"Sometimes you need protest in order to heal" - Donald Trump
- August 20, 2017

Six minutes later, and while the damage was already done, a third tweet followed suit where the President finally got it right. "Our great country has been divided for decade, but it will come together again. "Sincere thanks to whoever ran into the crapper to explain the value of protest to the president, then ran in again to explain spelling", Harris wrote . (more...)
Here's the formula to handle President Donald Trump's tantrums Here's the formula to handle President Donald Trump's tantrums
- August 20, 2017

For subscribers: Why Trump's trade deficit fixation could be unsafe for U.S. "I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement ". Trump has drawn intense criticism for his response to the chaos in Charlottesville. It wasn't until late that evening that Intel Corp. It's a good bet Stephen Curry, a spokesman for Under Armor, had something to do with CEO Kevin Plank quitting, too. (more...)
Trump slams 2 GOP senators as 'toxic' and 'publicity seeking'
- August 20, 2017

He then blamed the media for misrepresenting "what I say about hate, bigotry, etc. Shame!" In Thursday's poll , 60 percent of men said Trump should not be impeached while among women 47 percent supported it, according to a report by NBC News . (more...)
Virginia victim's mother: I won't talk to Trump now
- August 20, 2017

Flake criticized the president's comments on Tuesday that white supremacists and counterprotesters were equally at fault for the violence in Charlottesville , where dozens of people were injured and Heather Heyer was killed when a driver rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counterdemonstrators. (more...)
Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response
- August 20, 2017

As Trump navigates this latest controversy, the White House on Wednesday said his longtime aide Hope Hicks would temporarily step into the role of communications director. Whether or not the resolution will be voted on is at the discretion of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.). The nuanced statements reflect the party establishment's delicate dance. (more...)
Dolphin Mall under lockdown after reports of shooting Dolphin Mall under lockdown after reports of shooting
- August 20, 2017

The mall at 11401 NW 12th St. was on lockdown as police officers have scanned the area. "If people are running that fast there must be someone right behind us". Alois Mangwende, a tourist from London, said he was in the Polo Ralph Lauren store when he noticed the staff was closing the doors. Quintana, who was at the store with her newborn baby, ran out of the mall carrying the baby. (more...)
Aid workers struggle to bring relief after 343 die in floods Aid workers struggle to bring relief after 343 die in floods
- August 20, 2017

Floods and landslides have claimed more than 250 lives in India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions of others have been displaced from homes since the start of monsoon season in June, officials said. At least 56 people have been killed and about 4 million are affected, the Red Crescent said Thursday. Aid workers are rushing to deliver tarpaulins for temporary shelter, food and water, said Dev Ratna Dhakhwa, secretary general of the Nepal Red Cross Society. (more...)
Heather Heyer's parents preach love, action after daughter's death Heather Heyer's parents preach love, action after daughter's death
- August 20, 2017

Her boss said he's gotten emails and calls from people all across the country. "I'd rather have my child, but by golly if I got to give her up, we're going to make it count", she said. As NPR's Camila Domonoske reported , Bro cited a Facebook post that Heyer wrote: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention". Her family wants everyone to wear purple, her favorite color. (more...)
Government reveals temporary customs plans post-Brexit Government reveals temporary customs plans post-Brexit
- August 20, 2017

The Government has this week set out plans to seek time-limited temporary customs arrangements to come into force after the withdrawal from the European Union, which will be similar to the current regime. "Many people believe that disaster will befall us if we do not forge a deal with the EU". Services are essential for the production, sale and distribution of goods, along with their operation and fix, it said. (more...)
Imran will 'cry' when PPP stages rallies across KP: Bilawal Imran will 'cry' when PPP stages rallies across KP: Bilawal
- August 20, 2017

He also criticised ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and said that he is speaking about revolution but the people will not fall for it. "People will not approve the contradiction in words and deeds of the PTI chief", he said. "I believe in the power of the people. You never worked for the rule of law", Bilawal said. "I am in the place which played a pivotal role in the creation of Pakistan". (more...)
Stone pelting cases decline in JK due to NIA: HM Stone pelting cases decline in JK due to NIA: HM
- August 20, 2017

Earlier, he had vowed to seal the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders by 2018. Speaking at a programme on building a "new India", the Home Minister declared that the government would, by 2022, find a solution to the Kashmir problem, terrorism, naxalism and insurgency in the Northeast, problems that have festered for more than five decades. (more...)
North Korea crisis: United States and South Korea to conduct joint exercise North Korea crisis: United States and South Korea to conduct joint exercise
- August 20, 2017

The U.S. has reduced the number of service members compared to a year ago, prompting some observers to speculate that Washington now seeks to de-escalate its war of words with North Korea. The training will last 10 days . Hours later, North Korea responded with media reports of plans to send missiles toward Guam, a USA territory and island in the Western Pacific. (more...)
United boss Pep's sadness over attack on his home city of Barcelona United boss Pep's sadness over attack on his home city of Barcelona
- August 20, 2017

Younes Abouyaaqoub , 22, has emerged as the main suspect in the Barcelona attack . This has not been officially confirmed. He had not seen Es Satty since July. An global manhunt was underway Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people in Barcelona as police probed the wreckage of a suspected bomb factory for clues to the cell behind this week's two terror attacks in Spain . (more...)
Dead in Plane Crash Near Oregon Eclipse Viewing Site Dead in Plane Crash Near Oregon Eclipse Viewing Site
- August 20, 2017

Saturday about a mile south of Madras Municipal Airport started a brushfire on a cliff. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor has said the plane that crashed Saturday was a single-engine, homebuilt Wheeler Express. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. The small fire that resulted from the crash is no longer a threat to the area and no other property was damaged. (more...)
Confederate Statues Belong In Museums Confederate Statues Belong In Museums
- August 20, 2017

Stuart, who were prominent Confederate generals. He would experience what political science Marshall L. DeRosa called a "mixed record" of military endeavours throughout the war. A year later, the US Congress voted to use federal funds to restore the Lee mansion in the Arlington National Cemetery. "That tells us that confederate symbols were embraced at a particular moment in American history, when the white South felt the need to reassert its dominance over black people". (more...)
U.S. culture is being ripped apart U.S. culture is being ripped apart
- August 20, 2017

TRUMP: "But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me". Senate Democratic leader Senator Charles Schumer said , "When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, you're doing it very, very wrong". I don't agree with them and some of them are my good friends. The following day, he reverted to his "blame on both sides" view, even criticizing members of the "alt-left", though he called Heyer " truly special " on Twitter. (more...)
Solar Eclipse 2017: All you need to know about big day tomorrow Solar Eclipse 2017: All you need to know about big day tomorrow
- August 20, 2017

It is not hard to find some of the details, but not everyone realizes the danger caused by this cosmic event. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun , blocking light from the Sun. Only during totality is it safe to take off eclipse glasses and view with binoculars and telescopes. This includes having a certification information indicating that it passed the ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard and the manufacturer's name and company address printed on the ... (more...)

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